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Inauguration of new post-harvest Centre


On 13 October, our cocoa farmers organised a lively inauguration ceremony for the newly built post-harvest Centre in Pucalpillo, Peru. The Centre will host all fermentation and drying activities, two key steps in the creation of an excellent chocolate. Many of the different aromas we find in a fine chocolate bar are actually created as…

From small scale farmers to international entrepreneurs


The 36 cacao farmers from Pucallpillo and Santa Rosa wanted to change their way of working and living. They wanted to finally have a voice in the chocolate industry. That’s why they founded their own chocolate brand – Choba Choba. Now, after a little more than one year of it’s existence, three farmers, Oshoquin, Doriza…

The big construction site in the Alto Huayabamba …


Do you sometimes wonder what makes the quality of our chocolate? Of course it all starts with the raw product, our precious cocoa from the Alto Huayabamba where it is cultivated with passion, love and in harmony with nature by the Choba Choba cacao rebels. A lot of know-how is involved along the way, be…

Living 8 months with cacao rebels in the Amazon!


A while ago, Carol just packed her bags and traveled to the Choba Choba cacao rebels in Peru. For 8 entire months! Why she decided to go there, what exactly she will be doing in the Alto Huayabamba and which other super interesting project she is working on – she tells you all of this…

My name is Fredesvinda Pisco Fonseca…


My name is Fredesvinda, but everybody in my village calls me Fredita. I was born in Pucallpillo on 19 October 1948. My parents were not from the Alto Huayabamba, but I consider myself as a native here. I grew up very close to nature. Before the seventies, we mainly lived of fish, hunting and crop…

Have a chat with the farmers!


You‘ve seen the faces of the farmers behind your Choba Choba chocolates and you‘ve read their stories… But what about getting directly in touch with them and having a chat about Choba Choba and their life in the Alto Huayabamba? How? Just phone up the cacao rebels in Peru! In our community Santa Rosa, a…

Tired of your boss? Nicolas has 36 of them!


Nicolas recently joined the Choba Choba Family and will be in charge of the Choba Choba Farmers’ Association (ACCC). But before you become the Managing Director, you first must learn to be a farmer! And we know the best place to learn this profession! Read Nico’s impressions of his first trip to the Alto Huayabamba: 1. You had a stable and well…